A.S. Peterson on the Poetry Pub

Many thanks to The Poetry Pub for this great interview with Jubilations poet A.S. Peterson. Included here: Epic battle-scene poetry; the creative value of failure, aggravation, and amnesia; and some free editorial wisdom. Bonus: Two poems read in the poet’s own voice, one in two versions. Click below to listen.

A pastoral endorsement

Thank you, Randy, for this kind review. The Stonemason’s House releases on October 15. The Stonemason’s House reads like a modern parable and can be digested in only fifteen minutes, yet its impact may stay with you for a lifetime. The story is probably based on Proverbs 20:20: “He who …

A follow-up sentence

Jonathan Rogers writes wise and encouraging reviews even in smart-alecky social media conversations full of inside jokes, and we are grateful for this. The Stonemason’s House releases on October 15. Pete Peterson isn’t always clear on the difference between a story, an anecdote, and an observation. The Stonemason’s House, however, is …

A perfect-sentence review

Thank you, Jonathan, for this kind review. The Stonemason’s House releases on October 15. Pete Peterson’s sentences sound like they’ve been around forever—like they were always there, just waiting for somebody to uncover them. Jonathan Rogers Jonathan Rogers writes swampy adventures for kids and less-swampy books for grownups. He teaches …

A poet’s Stonemason review

Thank you, Jen, for this kind review. The Stonemason’s House releases on October 15. Over a decade since its original writing, The Stonemason’s House presents new wonders to discover in this brand new edition. Joining the tradition of George MacDonald’s classic fables, Peterson’s short story is lovingly crafted, simple in …

Take Your Poet to Work Day

Since 2013 Tweetspeak Poetry has hosted a delightful celebration of poets and poetry called Take Your Poet to Work Day, held each year on the third Wednesday of July. That means this week—July 17! You can head to their website for forty popsicle-stick-ready printable puppets, whom you can color and …